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  • How Whiplash Can Affect Your Brain

    How Whiplash Can Affect Your Brain Brain Lash Most people recognize that whiplash is a common injury after an automobile accident. It's the result of having your neck snapped violently back or to the side as the result of a hard impact. But what many don't realize is that whiplash can affect more than your neck. It can -- and often does -- result in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) as well! mTBI ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injuries Among Older Adults - Looking Into Long-Term Effects

    Traumatic Brain Injuries Among Older Adults - Looking Into Long-Term Effects Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can cause serious physical, mental, and emotional problems among people of any age, but they're especially prevalent among older adults. For seniors, a group that frequently experiences slips and falls, a TBI can come about just from tripping on the corner of a rug or ...
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  • Using SPECT to Better Detect Traumatic Brain Injury

    Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are unpredictable in their consequences. They vary in severity, sometimes resulting in long-term unconsciousness and severe brain damage, while other times going undetected because the symptoms are relatively mild or difficult to discern. Mild-to-moderate TBIs can damage the brain's structure or impede its functioning, and they may produce ...
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  • Common Medical Techniques for Evaluating Traumatic Brain Injury

    Evaluating a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a complicated matter. While it's important to stay alert to symptoms, you can't come to a diagnosis on your own; you really need to consult with medical professionals. Sometimes, even mild symptoms signal serious problems. There are a wide variety of possible symptoms, some of them subtle, others severe and difficult to miss. Sometimes the symptoms ...
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  • What is Postconcussional Syndrome Following a Traumatic Brain Injury?

    WebMd has a pretty good rundown on what is involved in postconcussional disorder following a Traumatic Brain Injury. Also called postconcussional syndrome, the term is a catch call for everything that can happen after a head trauma results in a concussion. Not everyone has this condition after suffering a head trauma. Some are at greater risk to suffering postconcussional syndrome, especially if ...
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  • Head Injury First Aid: The Most Important Steps to Take and Things to Avoid

    Applying head injury first aid is a procedure that has to be done carefully due to the nature of the injury. In some cases, you might encounter someone who's just incurred a head injury after being in an accident. While you should always call 911 first, everyone should know some basic first-aid steps in order to keep that person under control until medical help arrives. This can make a huge ...
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  • Why do people require psychiatric care following a TBI?

    When people think about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), they most strongly associate it with the different kinds of physical damage it can cause to the brain and, by extension, to problems in bodily functioning and mental ability. These include paralysis, difficulty moving, memory problems, and speech difficulties. But one aspect of TBI that's often overlooked are the resulting psychological or ...
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  • The Realities of Postconcussional Disorder

    Postconcussional Disorder, also called Postconcussional Syndrome or PCS, is a condition that occurs following a concussion or brain injury. Symptoms of PCS involve physical and personality changes including amnesia; dizziness; depressed mood, irritability and anxiety; insomnia and problems with memory, concentration, and thinking. Recently there has been much media attention focused on head ...
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  • Diagnosing Traumatic Brain Injury Following An Accident

    Diagnosing TBI (otherwise known as Traumatic Brain Injury) is something that can vary based on the symptoms of an injured individual. While those symptoms can be overly general, you have four specific things to consider when diagnosing whether the TBI case is severe or mild. Those four things are the length of loss of consciousness, an alteration of consciousness, post-traumatic amnesia and the ...
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  • Symptoms of Post Concussion Syndrome

    Post-concussion syndrome, also known as PCS, occurs after a person has suffered a head injury. According to the Mayo Clinic , signs of PCS usually appear 7 to 10 days after the initial injury. The symptoms related to post-concussion syndrome vary from person to person, but more often than not, headaches, memory problems, mood alterations, nausea, and dizziness are among the symptoms associated ...
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  • Closed Head Injury, How It Happens, Symptoms, and Medical Implications

    A closed head injury can be considerably more dangerous when compared to an open head injury. That's because there could be traumatic damage to the brain without it being the direct result of an object. However, it can still come on as the result of a sudden blow to the head or a violent motion that jostles the brain inside the skull. The fact that the skull isn't fractured gives more of a ...
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